TopoSys - Company Profile TopoSys GmbH was founded in spring 1995 as a spin-off of Dornier GmbH, an air- and spacecraft manufacturer of worldwide repute. When it was founded, TopoSys took over the technology of the airborne fiber optic scanner and developed it further for civil applications. In 1996 TopoSys presented the aviation-supported laserscanning system based on fiber technology, the first of its kind worldwide, including software for pre- and postprocessing, Falcon I.
In addition to recording the light traveling time of the first reflecting echo and the last echo for each laser pulse, the TopoSys LIDAR systems also record the intensity of the echo. The task of the software for processing the laser data is to compute digital elevation models, intensity images and derived data records adapted to the client’s application from the recorded data.
The TopoSys systems also deliver the capability of digital image data acquisition in four spectral channels. The synchronous recording of the digital elevation model and the associated color information permits computing all the captured objects in correct positional arrangement and without leaning edges.
The TopPIT (TopoSys Processing and Imaging Tools) software package is a development of TopoSys GmbH for the analysis and reprocessing of LIDAR and RGB/NIR data. The software is optimised for the analysis of TopoSys Falcon data. Due to the modular structure of the software and the integrated import interfaces, data of other sensor manufacturers can also be processed efficiently.